Maria (Friday, 03 May 2013 10:27)
I was invited a long time ago by Carol Chandler. Last night was a wonderful invigorating experience! I've never done so many SQUATS in a Zumba class! Thank you for a wonderful time. Please continue
to inspire & motivate!
tory (Thursday, 18 April 2013 08:40)
rachel, I never had the chance to go to the gym and workout, but when I found zumba i was really amazed. I really enjoy it and rachel makes it fun. she make you wanna come back every week.she is
really an inspiration. thank you.
Jae Elaine (Monday, 11 February 2013 16:15)
Nov 10,2012 My 25th Bday to February 11,2013! In 3months I've went from a 3X in dresses, 2X in all tops, 36-40 jeans & size 11 in shoes to a size 12 in dresses, an L/XL in tops, 13/14 in jeans
and a size 10 in shoes. I wore a size 12 coat yesterday for church & I started to tear up for I bought this coat 3years ago n now I'm finally able to put it on& button it up with ease. I'm
not finished yet but I must say I want to give a hug thanks to you Rachel& the Zumba family for encouraging me to want to press on for it was a huge struggle and I praise God for changing my mind
set and putting me n a positive environment to complete my transformation. Thank You :)
L Lawson (Saturday, 01 December 2012 14:33)
Rachel, I can never stay consistent with an exercise program because I get bored, but your class is so much fun and uplifting. Thanks for a great workout on Saturday mornings!
Nikki (Thursday, 01 November 2012 13:23)
Rachel, your class is heaven sent. I’d been dieting without much luck because I couldn’t find an exercise routine that I would stick to. I began Club Rachel regularly in April and by August I’d lost
36 lbs! Today is Nov. 1 and I am beginning my second phase of weight loss. I know that I will lose the last 35 lbs with the help of YOUR Zumba class. You are a life saver, literally! Forever
Marcia Detherage (Friday, 26 October 2012 11:52)
Just started classes with you at Club Rachel and I'm "HOOKED". So far my experience has been awesome and I'm expecting it to get even better with positive "weight loss" results!!! Thanks for
welcoming me into the "club"...see you soon ;)
Janice (Friday, 12 October 2012 16:24)
Rachel you have really made an impact in my life since I started out in your zumba class. The class is fun after a stressful day at work and dealing with the kids I look forward to every tuesdays and
thursdays. Thanks Rachel
Chanel (Thursday, 04 October 2012 12:13)
Once again Rachel I would like to thank you. It's been over a year now and I still LOVE coming to Club Rachel. Since I started my weight loss journey I have lost 69 pounds and dropped 4 dress sizes
thanks to Zumba, strength training and Weight Watchers. It's nothing like shopping for clothes in a smaller size!
Adija (Friday, 11 May 2012 15:57)
Thank you Rachel. Seriously, before i joined club Rachel i had been going to the gym for 6mths, and i lost a total of 10lbs. Then i started Zumba November 2011, and i have lost 27lbs, and i feel
fabulous! my body does not jiggle when i walk (my husband's words). THANK YOU RACHEL, YOU CHANGED MY LIFE!!!!!! oh by the way, a sister will appreciate some Missy Eliot
Tishelle (Monday, 07 May 2012 13:28)
Rachel you are truly the best. I love, love, love, love coming to your classes. When I first started, I was like what in the world did I get myself into! LOL! But I came back and now I am true a
Zumbaholic. I get upset when I have to miss a class. Rachel you're an inspiration to all. Keep doing what you do and don't ever change. Club Rachel Rocks!
PANSY BROWNE (Monday, 30 April 2012 13:08)
I started my diet and exercise one year ago
I was not doing so well
Then I discovered Zumba
I have lost 60 pounds and dropped from a size 18 to a size 10
My goal is size 8
I am hooked
I also run a charity http://guykids.org/
and am looking for donations of gently used kids clothing suitable for the tropics
Ke'cia Frederick (Monday, 23 April 2012 10:52)
Since I've joined Club Rachel (over a year ago), I've lost over 30 lbs. This also includes strength training in the gym and zumba twice a week. I feel sexy and have a great amount of energy. Zumba is
a way of life for me!
PANSY BROWNE (Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:13)
i have been a walk in participant for months
I enjoyed it very much
Last tuesday the place was so crowded that there was no place to park and I had to leave
Thursday, 15 March 2012 (Thursday, 15 March 2012 14:42)
For years I have been looking for something that will make me get up off the couch and move. Well I have found it. Zumba and the Club Rachel instructors are the best. In December of 2011 I had weight
loss surgery. With having to lose over 100 lbs. I didn't know how it was going to come off. My co-worker invited me out to a class in January 2012 and I have been coming ever since. I have lost
54lbs., and feel great. I love the energy and dance moves, and music Rachel brings to each and every class. I am getting a fantastic workout while having fun. Thank you Club Rachel Zumba Fitness for
Sarah "Smile" (Monday, 12 March 2012 20:49)
I truly believe that it was my destiny to find Club Rachel and my Zumba family last November. I was at a turning point in my life and was at my heaviest weight ever. I met a new, dear friend and she
invited me to Zumba. Four months and 25 pounds later, I can't imagine life without fellowshipping with my Zumba sisters at least twice a week. I am so thankful to Rachel for reminding me of the
strength that I have within and helping me to tap into it.
Lo'an Sewer (Thursday, 08 March 2012 00:09)
Rachel you have THE BEST Zumba class I have attended in the past two years. I love, love, love the energy each week. Thanks for doing what you do. I definitely feel your work should be highlighted in
the media for getting women in our community out in massive numbers even during winter months. I'm going to see to it that you have some media coverage one day soon. Thank you for "bringing it" week
Tina (Wednesday, 07 March 2012 07:13)
Rachel saved my life! My health was twirling out of control. Being a 7 year breast cancer survivor you would have thought I would have gotten control of my body/health. I didn't. I put on 40 pounds
after my treatments. It was only when I was hospitalize on Christmas Eve (2011), unable to see and getting another diease diagnose (diabetes), that I knew I had to do something. I've been coming to
Rachel's classes since January. I fell in love during the first class! All I talk about is Rachel. I had my 3 month check-up with my doctor yesterday and he was amazed with my 17 pounds weight lose
and more importantly my blood glucose number went from 9.4 to 6.8! I no longer take insulin or two pills a day. I only take one. My blood pressure & cholesterol are normal again. I still have
another 20 pounds to go. I know Rachel Zumba and my healthy eating will help me reach my goal. I am so grateful and bless that I have another chance to get my health right!! See you at Zumba!!
Chanel (Monday, 05 March 2012 11:01)
Hi Rachel! I started Weight Watchers in January 2011 and added Zumba in June 2011. As of last week I lost 50 pounds. It took me a little over a year to accomplish it but it was worth it. Thanks to
you and WW I feel great! My daughter and I love the class and we look forward to it every week! :)
Tammy T. (Saturday, 25 February 2012 20:00)
Rachel: I am a Zumbaholic, a true Zumbaholic. I have soooo much fun in your class. I come every Tuesday and Thursday and am amazed of the number of people that will stand in line to get in your
class. My friends are amazed because all my life I have been fighting health issues,and now need a third hand to count the number of surgeries that I have had. Since I started Zumba, I can do almost
anything. I've never felt so good. Thanks Rachel
Melissa Davis (Friday, 24 February 2012 09:49)
Rachel your class is Awesome!! The first two weeks in your class I lost 2 pounds. Now I'm a Zumbaholic!! Many blessings to you. Thank you!
Sonia Cobb (Wednesday, 25 January 2012)
Since signing up for Club Rachel for approximately one year,there's been significant changes in my health. My blood pressure is under control, no need for daily medication, only as needed. My
cholesterol is under control, no medication needed. And most of all, I've lost several pounds. Along with zumba, proper foods, and lots of water,I did it. When I first started Rachel's zumba, I was
approximately 160 pounds,feeling heavy and sluggish with no energy. Presently I'm approximately 148 pounds, hiting 150 sometimes depending on my eating. Thank you Club Rachel!!!!
Hirut (Friday, 20 January 2012 14:09)
If you want to be motivated to workout, joinClub Rachel's Zumba. I have been faithfully attending for a year, I am proud to say that I lost 30 lbs. Of course, like any other excercise, to be
sucessful you have to do your part by watching what you eat and drink.
Cynthia (Friday, 13 January 2012 13:47)
If you want to burn calories while having fun, meeting new people and get heathier you definitively need to attend Rachel's Zumba class. Last class I burned 1200 calories in an hour. Isn't that
awsome? I have been to other Zumba classes, but Rachel's class is the BEST. I just love it!!!
Adija (Wednesday, 11 January 2012 08:54)
I go to the Glendale center and the Zumba class is soooo much fun. This is what i sing in my mind when working out " I am, I can, I will, I do"....and the hour goes by so fast. And it
works....3months in and 18lbs gone.
Tiffani (Saturday, 31 December 2011 13:57)
Thank you so much for the opportunity to instruct at your class. It has truly been a blast for me. I always love to bring people to your class because it's your class that inspired me to become a ZIN
in the first place. Thank you for your inspiration and I hope to join you once again next summer.
Thank you, your mini instructor Tiffani.
Gwen Holmes (Saturday, 31 December 2011 11:55)
I'm so grateful to my daughter-in-law for introducing me to Club Rachel. I started my zumba journey in the summer of 2010, but took a hiatus until the summer of 2011. Since August 2011, I have lost
25 lbs., and I feel great! Zumba not only helps with toning and weight loss, because of my love for music it's also like a big party; hence Club Rachel. Thank you, Rachel and the Club Rachel team.
Lorena (Friday, 23 December 2011 18:40)
who needs going out to the clubs on friday & saturday night
when we have ZUMBA on tuesday & thursday and if we want
saturday what else do we need we get all the energy and we
get to act the way we want without all that make-up and
dressing up all NATURALLLLLLLLLLL.... LOVE ZUMBA all who joing
the PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!! PARTY!!!!!!!!!!
Anita (Monday, 12 December 2011 07:46)
Thank you so much for your humble spirit. I love the realness and positive attitude you bring to all your classes. I started out on Saturdays in March and then the next week joined in on the Tues and
Thurs classes. I love it and enjoy my mommy alone time in Zumba. I really miss it when I can't come. You take care of yourself and take breaks and vacations when needed. Because we want you in good
shape to Zumba with us for a long time. Thanks again and May God continue to bless you and your family and our classes.
Margaret (Wednesday, 07 December 2011 11:05)
Rachel, three weeks ago I started coming to your class and I love it! So many folks crowd around you I never get the chance come and thank you. For years I have been overweight and un-enthusiastic
about attending any open aerobics class. ZUMBA is just how you described it and your enthusiam in addition to party lights and good music makes it great and loads of fun. I knew I was serious when I
bought my belly dancing skirt! I love it and I'm so glad I found it! thank you so much! and to your family for sacrificing you on the days you provide the great services! Many well wishes to
Shelly (Saturday, 03 December 2011 11:29)
I am still on a high from Tuesday's class. The thump of the music continues to play in my head.
It was such a compliment to hear you say I was mirroring your moves. I work hard on replicating what you do and study your movements intently. You set the bar high.
There is so much I want to express without sounding corny. But the truth of the matter is that I derive so much geninue plesure from the class. Its pure and unexpected.
You inspire and motivate me to be my best. It goes beyond your skill and energy: there is a connection I feel with you when dancing. The closest I can compare it to is like your favoriate entertainer
on stage connecting with the audience. Nothing else matters for that hour.
On behalf of the whole class, I thank you for the passionate way you instruct and giving 100% of yourself. Club Rachel Rocks!!!
Leslie (Friday, 02 December 2011 10:47)
I just love your class. I am completely hooked. I have been attending since April and I still get excited every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Just amazing. Rachel, you ROCK!!!!!
Shawn (Wednesday, 30 November 2011 08:28)
I just love your class. I am so hooked on your class and look forward to attending every week. I have been attending since July. I have never been so excited about working out. Your class has changed
my attitude. I get excited every Tuesday and Thursday to work out with an amazing group and a wonderful instructor.
Thank you for your creativity, dedication and commitment to a group that want to work it out and have fun. Your class is amazing!
Sharon Hamilton (Wednesday, 30 November 2011 08:28)
Hi Rachel, just wanna say that I truly love your class. I have not found a workout where I truly look forward to going to in a long time. This is my 2nd session and loving it!!! So glad I found Club
Rachael!!! Dont ever stop!!!
Maria Bustillo (Wednesday, 30 November 2011 08:27)
I love your class and it so much fun to dance Latin music. I have been attending your Zumba classes for 2 months at Glenn Dale Comm Ctr and some Saturdays' in Bowie. I just LOVE it!
My eamail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add me to your email group list. Thanks@
Carolina (Monday, 28 November 2011 13:46)
At first, I was pretty nervous about taking a Zumba class. This is due to my lack of coordination, but you made dancing so much fun. You are an amazing instructor with an enormous amount of energy
and a glowing smile. I truly enjoy your class.
Kelly (Monday, 21 November 2011 14:16)
If you're looking for a fun-filled way to incorporate exercise into your life, consider giving Zumba a try. I started Zumba a few months ago and I cannot say enough about Rachel’s class. She is
awesome. I have tried a few different instructors but it is not the same. She has a teaching style that is joyful, motivating & non-intimidating. Rachel turns an hour of exercise into a
celebration of movement and a path to better health.
Lori (Friday, 19 August 2011 09:42)
I love the team of instructors you put together. They are full of energy and inspiration. Yesterday's class was wonderful! Keep it up!!!
Rachel Brackett (Monday, 11 July 2011 13:45)
Dear PRC - Thanks for the complement. I am glad you enjoy my classes. I mentor other instructors and allow them to participate in my classes so they may gain experience teaching in front of a class.
Many of them eventually move on to teach their own classes at other facilities. I'll be mindful of your feelings and will to try to have a better balance in the future. Please note I will start
teaching at Glenn Dale on Saturdays at 10:00 starting July 23. (On July 16 Jamilah will teach my class so I may attend a family reunion.)
PRC (Sunday, 10 July 2011 20:27)
You might not want to post this. I fell in love with Zumba from coming to your class.I am really dissapointed when I come to class and you don't teach at least 85% I understand that you need a break
at times and have other instructors teach but no one is as inspirational like you. don't let other instructors take over your class you are the best.
Yvonne Miller (Monday, 27 June 2011 19:32)
Thanks Rachel for inspiring me to keep Zumba as a part of my daily regimen. I have now found my passion. I get to dance and workout simultaneously. Keep up the great work. You have inspired many and
for this you are my Zumba Sister! Zumba Love! MWWWAHHHHH!
Chris (Thursday, 16 June 2011 13:14)
Great ZUMBA page!
Greetings from Zumba-People.com Team from Germany!
Martha Gray (Friday, 10 June 2011 08:22)
I can’t get enough of Zumba today because of you!
I first got into Zumba a little over 2 years ago and would’ve never thought I’d have this much fun and passion for it :) Once again you succeeded to introduce me to something new and it has become my
#1 form of exercise as I’m getting the most workouts out of Zumba!
I remember when I’d follow you around to the different Zumba events and classes, and when you used to commute to VA from MD just so you can attend what was then one of the best Zumba classes known in
the DMV area. You took what you learned and started your own class in MD, and now Club Rachel Zumba in Bowie, MD is one of the largest and fun filled classes being offered, and people commute to MD
from VA and other locations just to be a part of your exciting class!
You’re my role model Rachel Brackett who continues to inspire me in the 20+ years we’ve been friends. Just like everything else, once again you’ve made a positive impact in my life and thanks to you
& Zumba, I love how I feel!
You encouraged me to take Zumba to the next level and get certified to be an instructor myself as much as I was doing it on a weekly basis, so I went out and got my Zumba certification on 9/11/10. I
went from not knowing Zumba, to wanting to do it all the time, to being a certified instructor, all because of you! Your Club Rachel Zumba organization has allowed me and other instructors take
advantage of the opportunity you offer to learn from your teaching techniques in preparation to someday peruse our own classes and give back to our communities just as you give to your
Thank you for your support and guidance, for making a difference not only in my life, but in many others. Continue to touch lives and help achieve individual goals!
Jackie Rue (Monday, 23 May 2011 11:51)
I came to the Zumba for a Cause with my daughter. It was GREAT!!! You are definitely inspiring and I will surely continue to come. Thanks a bunch.
Martha Gray (Friday, 20 May 2011 12:08)
I only wish to aspire to the things you’ve achieved. Telling you that you’re “appreciated” does not do your service justice.
You’re the best Rachel!
Cris Cleveland (Friday, 13 May 2011 23:20)
I came to my first class this past Thursday and I LOVED IT!!! I will definitely came back. You are a wonderful teacher and you inspired me to continue to move! See you next Thursday!.
Max Guadagnino (Tuesday, 10 May 2011 04:49)
Came across your great website by accident, searching for another Rachel Zumba Instructor friend of mine.
Let me know if you'd like to ever do a reciprocal link exchange for SEO purposes!
All of the best for the future,
Justtwobeme (Wednesday, 23 March 2011 07:52)
Hey Rachel thanks for inspiring me to take things to the next level. You are a great teacher. I am so glad to have crossed your path.
Kim Jefferson (Tuesday, 22 March 2011 11:14)
I'm truly enjoying your classes and they have been an inspiration. You really make the ZUMBA experience worth attending. Keep up the positive and enpowering energy that you bring to each class.
Lynnette Singleton Russell (Friday, 18 March 2011 22:06)
Rachel, I was introduced to your class last July and I love it! I was never that disciplined with exercising because it always felt like work but I really enjoy food so I must stay active. I have
been pre-registered from the start because I want a guaranteed spot in the class no matter what. I don't miss a class unless I am on travel and I have scheduled my travel itinerary to have me land at
a reasonable time so I can make it to class that evening, if possible. (LOL!!!)Your smile and positive energy is always present. I really have enjoyed meeting new friends who have become like family
in a short period of time. I am running into Hamptonians and people from other circles. I always tell you that you need a gym built just for you. I really appreciate your spirit of giving back to the
community and all of the zumba marathons in the surrounding area. We are very involved in bringing awareness of different diseases and causes and it makes me feel good that we are making a
difference. The pictures will continue to come as we journey through this Zumba movement. Keep up the great work, vision and your creativity flowing. Keep the lights down low and continue to bling it
Kim Covington (Friday, 18 March 2011 12:26)
Rachel-I remember when I started your class it was only about thrity of us,and look at how it has grown.You`re wonderful at what you do always having that beautiful smile on your face.You make
working out great!!!When I was gone from your class I was having zumba withdrawls lol but I`m back and loving every minute of it!!!!Keep up the good work!You`re the bomb!!!
Frank Van Buren (Thursday, 10 March 2011 21:44)
Rachel - I watched these Zumba videos, but you know I can still outdance you, Risa and Martha at The Ritz! Congrats on this exciting program that you are running. It is obviously special to so many
people. I am proud of U, and appreciate your friendship and support over the years! Frank VB
Rosi Zumbatina (Wednesday, 09 March 2011 14:11)
I starter doing zumba about 2 years ago with the DV's at home, till a friend told me about your zumba class close to my house. I though will give it a try and I tell you got so hook on zumba even
more the live experience made it fun to be with the rest of the class. I went from size 12 to size 6 yayyyy and Rachel you inspired me with your energy and carisma to become an instructor, and have
met wonderfull people made new friends. Thank you Rachel luv ya and the whole crew at Rachel's Club.
Tess (Friday, 25 February 2011 09:32)
Rachael my mom and I started coming to you last Aug. after visiting other Zumba sites ... When we got to you we knew we were in the right place .When I started with you I weighed 264lbs ... I was
always tired and lazy. I knew something wasnt right ... I am female that prides myself on my apperance . There was no need in looking good with muffin top ! So I figure i better get serious about
this thing . I changed my diet and started coming to you 3 days a week a long with doing side things at home ... I have losT 30lbs !!! Im so excited and grateful to you all at the same time. I will
be getting married in Jan. So I have another 30 to go !!! THANK YOU CLUB RACHAEL !
Nina (Monday, 21 February 2011 14:18)
When I first starting zumba a year ago this month I was 207 pds and very unhappy, with a good diet plan and zumba I am 35 plus smaller. Rachel your energy and your kindness and your smile has made me
to continue to come to class and there has been times I didnt want to come, my friends think I am just zumba crazy. You have inspired me to become a instuctor I can't thank you enough you have real
help me change my life! I can't say enough thank you for allowing me to be apart of the Club Rachel Crew and Thanks to all of my zumbatinas !! Love you all Thanks Rachel you are the best keep doing
what you do continue to motivate people you are heaven send!!!!!
Linda "Loca" Dominguez (Saturday, 19 February 2011 10:58)
Regal Rachel!!!!!! LOVE the website!!!! Love u More!!! Thank you for giving me my life back!!! ZUMBA has given me energy, happiness and beautiful frinedships!!! Luv U, Regal, Delish, Meli, Diva!!
ZUMBA LOVE FOR LIFE!!!
Abiola (Thursday, 17 February 2011 19:44)
I'm so happy you put this site up. It's about time. I so enjoy your class. It's a great workout. I so look forward to coming and wish we had classes 7 days of the week. There so much to a fitness
class. It's not just about the instruction, but also the positive energy and vibes in a class. It's definitely a beautiful one at Club Rachel!
Thank you so much for the support!
Trina Savoy (Wednesday, 16 February 2011 07:20)
I love coming to Club Rachel. I hate when I miss a class. I have so much fun with the Club Rachel Crew. I'm glad that I'm part of that crew. Rachel I love your new web site. It shows all the fun we
have with ZUMBA!!!! CLUB RACHEL WE ROCK!!!!
Michelle Pittman (Saturday, 12 February 2011 06:15)
I've tried several different workouts and nothing interested me until I found Rachel 3 years ago. Your class and exploded from our small two rows of people to 200+ Rachel, thank you so much for
getting me back into being healthy and off the couch.
Ana Reyes-Cartagena (Friday, 11 February 2011 08:47)
Love your new web site. Even after all these years I'm still having fun. Keep those dance moves coming. I'm loving it. We do need a larger room now :)
Debi Bevins (Thursday, 10 February 2011 17:54)
Love the new website and am glad we have come together to give back to the community through ZUMBA - Lets Bling It ON!
barbara chapman (Wednesday, 09 February 2011 20:01)
hi rachel, you know i love your class. i have been with you for three years, i will continue. see you soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Roblyn Hymes (Wednesday, 09 February 2011 13:17)
Hi Rachel, keep 'Club Rachel' jumpin' with the great dances, moves and music. I just love your class. ;) You need a larger room since you are so popular now. Kudos to you and your crew.
Rachel Brackett (Wednesday, 09 February 2011 08:38)
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